I Won’t Tell No One Your Name

It’s December, which means the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays? Nope! Spotify Wrapped. Not everybody feels this way. A lot of people complain about being subjected to an endless social media bombardment of statistics they care nothing about. They say Spotify Wrapped is nothing more than a data aggregator or marketing tool. … Continue reading I Won’t Tell No One Your Name

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

Go On, Squeeze the Charmin Have you ever had to write a speech for a corporate executive? I was tasked with writing not one, but two, for CenturyCo’s upcoming annual meeting. As much writing as I’ve done in my career—everything from web copy and government proposals to radio and television scripts—speeches had never before made … Continue reading Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

Sunburn in the Third Degree

Today, Tara and I stopped by CenturyCo to decorate my office. You think the rivalry with my neighbor is over the top? Well, when there's a company-wide competition with some great prizes on the line, I've gotta pull out all the stops. Right? My coworkers will be ill-prepared for the unexpected holiday spirt they're going … Continue reading Sunburn in the Third Degree

Less Than Zero

If anybody still doubts I'm living in a COVID bubble out here, Saturday morning I worked a shift in our company booth at the Kids' Carnival in downtown Rapid City, along with Chris and Meghan. Just the fact that we even had a Kids' Carnival is kind of amazing. It was an elaborate affair with … Continue reading Less Than Zero

Jolly Up That Line

It’s December 24, which means—like it or not—you’ve probably been bombarded with Christmas music for at least the past month. I fall firmly in the “like it” category, even though a lot of the songs are bleak and depressing.  But wait, you might be thinking. Christmas songs are happy and uplifting! Santa and ho-ho-ho and … Continue reading Jolly Up That Line

Soft Kitty, Stoned Kitty

If you've followed me for any significant amount of time, you know how important music is to my life. Tara and I have seen so many concerts over the past six years, we've lost track of the number. We were trying to figure this out a few nights ago and gave up, declaring it an … Continue reading Soft Kitty, Stoned Kitty

TV is Like a Cookie

Last week, Tara accused me of being a music snob. "What do you mean, a music snob?!" I demanded, incensed by this allegation of music snobbery. I pass no judgment, whether you listen to Neil Young or Neil Diamond. Or even Neil Sedaka, for crying out loud (but you're way cooler if you listen to Neil … Continue reading TV is Like a Cookie

Who the $@%! is Melvin?!

Earlier this week, I celebrated my one-year anniversary working for my current employer. I had completely forgotten the significance of the date, until HR wished me a "happy anniversary!" mid-afternoon. An hour later my boss pulled me into his office to give my me annual review. To call it positive is an understatement. Let's just … Continue reading Who the $@%! is Melvin?!

Spin The Black Circle

See this needle...a see my hand... Drop, drop, dropping it down...oh, so gently... Well here it comes...I touch the plane... Turn me up...won't turn you away... Spin, spin...spin the black circle Spin, spin...spin the black, spin the black... Spin, spin...spin the black circle Inspired by the following comment left on yesterday's entry: "Do you still … Continue reading Spin The Black Circle